Friday, May 17, 2013

500 Followers Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


You guys are honestly the best EVER!!!!

I know it's taken me a while to write this post, but I've honestly been CRAZY busy!

Anyway, you may have noticed but I achieved a HUGE milestone last week!!

I hit  500 FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!

You guys are honestly amazingly AWESOME!!!!

In honor of this HUGE milestone, I want to first share with you some of the amazing memories so far on The Romance Bookie...

-I started The Romance Bookie 2 1/2 years ago, in December of 2010.
-Because of The Romance Bookie I have been to a few VERY AWESOME signings, including the one where I got to meet my all time favorite author, Meg Cabot (whom I also got to have a conversation with)!  Along the way, I've also met: Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Marissa Meyer (and gotten to eat lunch with her!), Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, and quite a few others!
-Along with Diana over at Little Miss Drama Queen, we came up with the idea behind Meg-A-Readers!
-I've gotten to interview some AMAZING authors, such as Meg Cabot, Miranda Kenneally, Kody Keplinger, and Lisa Renee Jones!
-I've gained a HUGE signed book collection, and just overall a HUGE collection!
-I've gotten publishers and authors contacting me, asking me to read their books!
-Gotten FREE books sent to me, before their releases!
-Had my name in the Acknowledgements of a couple of awesome books!  Including Lauren Clark's Dancing Naked in Dixie, Anthea Sharp's third "Feyland" novel, and in the paperback of Marissa Meyer's Cinder!!
-I've gained some awesome friends whom I talk to regularly!  Liz over at Books I Think You Should Read and I talk probably about at least once a day, about one thing or another! And Diana over Little Miss Drama Queen and I are constantly in contact thinking of new and exciting ways to make Meg-A Readers even better! And then I've gotten to meet at signings Montana over at The Book Belles (I'm very proud to share that I was actually like her 5th follower or something like that!  Now she has over 1,000!! And I only met her a little over a year ago! :)), and then also Alysia over at Little Pocketbooks! She is so sweet and awesome!! :)
-And last but not guys!  The Followers!  I know bloggers are always saying..."Followers shouldn't matter, the number isn't what's important, it's the love of blogging."

Well, you know in a way it definitely is true!  I LOVE to blog, but something that definitely keeps me motivated is YOU all!  You guys support me by reading and commenting on my posts! By tweeting about The Romance Bookie, by following!  You are honestly amazing!

Which is why, as a thank you, I am giving away something that I've been saving for quite some time!

I got this last year when I went to Passion and Prose, where I got to meet Meg Cabot, Marissa Meyer, and...The Breathless Panel of 2012!

The Breathless Panel of 2012 consisted of authors: Marie Lu (Author of Legend), Beth Revis (Across the Universe), Jessica Spotswood (Born Wicked), and Andrea Cremer (Nightshade Series)!

And while I got my own poster signed, which happens to be personalized, I also happened to get an EXTRA ONE!!!!

This one is going to be for one of YOU guys!!

This is the official 2012 Breathless Panel Poster! It is signed by all four authors...Marie Lu, Beth Revis, Jessica Spotswood (Jessica's signature is SUPER tiny, but I promise you, it is there!), and Andrea Cremer!

I'll even prove I got it signed in person, with this photo...

From Left to Right: Sarah Etienne Wilson (Harbinger), Marie Lu, Jessica Spotswood, Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis, and ME! :)

So yeah that's what I will be giving to one of you!  This poster is pretty darn awesome in my opinion, and an amazing piece of memorabilia for books nerds, like myself! :)

And on top of that awesome prize, I'll even throw in some awesome swag that's I've collected over the past couple of years! :)

PLUS here's the best news about this giveaway...

IT'S INTERNATIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So enter with the Rafflecopter below! :)

Thank you again everyone so much!! This giveaway will be running until June 21st! :)
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  1. Congrats on such an awesome milestone! It's the best feeling ever. I would really like to meet Kiera Cass or Maria V. Snyder. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)

  2. Congrats on hitting 500!
    When it comes to meeting authors I have total tunnel vision, I pick an author and will not stop 'til I go to a signing (that sounds weirder than it is).
    Right now I'd love to meet Veronica Roth (sadly I missed her at the LA Book Fest last month), Richelle Mead (who is signing in a couple of weeks, finger crossed I go) and Michelle Moran.

    1. Oooh I hope you get to see her!!! And thank you! :)

  3. Congrats on 500 followers!
    Such an amazing giveaway! I would like to meet Tammara Webber, Rachel Vincent, Veronica Roth and Beth Revis one day!

  4. Congrats! I would love to meet JK Rowling!

    Christina @ Ensconced in yA

  5. Nice giveaway! And thanks for the shoutout :).

  6. Congrats on reaching 500 followers! It is a big milestone =D

  7. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway! There are so many Authors I'd like to meet but being in the UK we tend not to get their signings over here. :-(

  8. Thank you so much for the mention, Mandy! You were one of my first commenters, too :) I love your blog and I hope I'll get the chance to meet you again.

  9. Sounds like you have had a blast!

    I'd love to meet Naoko Takeuchi or the women of CLAMP. Also, R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike. And, Sara Shepard and Francine Pascal and Janet Quin-Harkin.